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that lapsed in 2004. and he'd like stricter laws on gun trafficking. but senator schumer, just as i challenged wayne lapierre of the nra very hard when this came up, i challenge you as well with a question of, is this really going to make a difference? and rich lawry wrote something that caught my attention in "the national review." no one can write a law against mothers owning guns that one day might be turned against them by deranged sons who then commit horrific acts of murder-suicide. shooting rampages are hard to prevent because they are so often committed by young men with no criminal records who want to die. these are adult facts that don't intrude on the childish world of white house policy making. he notes adam lanza in newtown, his own mother of course passed a background check. >> here's the bottom line. these laws are not perfect. and you'll always find certain exceptions. but they make a huge difference. every major person who has studied the brady law, which is the most significant gun safety law we've passed in the last 20 years has said it has reduced gun violence dramatically.
one of the city's bigge names in law enforcement, former nypd and lapd chief bill bratton in to help. the tough police style bratton is famous for is not for oakland. >> oakland residents have come out time and time again against things like loitering ordinances and curfews. >> bring in bratton and the fbi. >> reporter: for those living in the thick of it, they say enough is enough. it's time to get tough. >> they are violating everyone else's constitutional rights. we can't even walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. they need to be stopped. >> reporter: a live look at city hall. you can see that protesters have started to assemble outside city hall, and i can tell you that the police chief tells me he still believes that bratton is the best man for the job, the best person for the job. he plans to present a 30-slide power point presentation at tonight's meeting. he says he is more resolved than ever to bring bratton in. reporting live in oakland, jody hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> we'll cover tonight's meeting. brentwood, four teenagers recovering after
was 17. so even if he and sara had sex, it wasn't statutory rape. instead prosecutors used another law that says teachers can't have sex with students under 18. a grand jury indicted sara jones on first-degree sexual abuse and for using those text messages to lure him in. >> i didn't wrap my mind around it. i didn't even cry at first. it was deeper than that. there were no tears. and then my mom so calmly told me, and i've been charged, too. and i said, wait a minute, for what? >> cheryl jones, devoted mother, school principal had also been indicted, accused of tampering with evidence, trying to cover up her daughter's crimes by texting cody york to get rid of his cell phone before the cops came. >> i had no idea i was even considered for any kind of indictment. it totally floored me. >> they turned themselves in, and suddenly a new family portrait, mother-daughter mug shots, both thrown in the county jail. >> you were in jail with your daughter? >> i was in jail with my daughter. that's not one of the things that we had on our bucket list. >> the jones family scraped up the $80,000 ca
show cased children who have written him since newtown. >> she said, "i know that laws have to be passed by congress, but i beg you to try very hard." [ light laughter ] julie, i will try very hard. >> reporter: chuck todd, nbc news, the white house. >>> this is john yang in chicago where residents deal with gun violence virtually every day. last year, there were more than 510 murders, more than the number of u.s. troops killed in afghanistan. 86% of the homicides involved a gun. in one chicago interview, nothing president obama did would change that. >> i believe chicago already has very strict gun laws and we have, like, one of the highest crime rates in the country. so how is this going to solve anything? >> reporter: the national gun debate was reignited last month by adam lanza's shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut where the mother of 6-year-old victim noah pozner wants a balanced approach on guns. >> people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear. they should welcome it. because that way guns won't be given a bad name. they'll -- they may have a
changes to gun laws outlining four major legislative proposals asking for a ban on military-style assault rifles, high-capacity magazines, extending background checks and toughening gun trafficking laws. mr. obama also mentioned executive actions mostly to toughen existing laws. at the emotionally charged event the president was surrounded by children who wrote him letters of gun violence. family members of the newtown victims were in the audience, including the parents of 7-year-old grace mcdonnell. >> chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings, and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting, i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us, we must act now for grace. >> the nra is getting ready for battle, raising money and e-mailing supporters to upgrade their membership for, quote, the fight of the century. >> we're not saying that your rights are at risk. the president of the united states is saying that. >> so where do things go from here? nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, how is the
are feeling about gun laws. >> reporter: a day after the president unveiled his recommendations to curb gun violence -- >> this is our first task as a society. keeping our children safe. >> reporter: the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll shows 56% of americans do want stricter gun laws. 7% say they're too strict now. and 35% want no changes. 20 years ago, the last time real changes were debated, a full two-thirds of americans wanted stricter gun laws. this time, the public appears to be looking at the complex reasons behind the spade of mass shootings. a large majority said they believed lack of parental involvement with their children, inadequate mental health care and violent video games all contributed more to the gruesome shootings of the past two years than access to guns. and while the president talked a lot about mental health issues yesterday -- >> we will make sure mental health professionals know their options for reporting threats of violence. >> reporter: he never once mentioned parental involvement. [ gunshot ] >> reporter: so really understand the complexities of the gun
this morning. the latest nbc/"wall street journal" poll found that 56% of americans want stricter gun laws. that's less than the 60% to 70% who supported stricter gun laws during the '90s when congress passed the assault weapons ban. the new poll found that 7% think the gun laws are too strict and 35% want no changes. >>> new jersey governor chris christie said the new nra ad using president obama's daughters to make a point about armed guards at schools is reprehensible. >> authors in southern australia say a fast-moving brush fire has doubled in size to about 111,000 acres fueled binary record high temperatures. at least one man has been killed, hundreds evacuated and five properties destroyed. >>> well, the mother offering popular advice known as dear abby has died. pauline phillips who wrote under the name of abigail van buren in her long-running dear abby column was 94. >>> check this out, researchers have created a new gadget that can snap photographs of snowflakes in 3-d. the device uses three high-speed cameras to capture the amazing photos while the snowflakes are in free fall. ve
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet lanes of newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you, god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> well, this year the inauguration fell on the martin luther king jr. holiday. after being sworn in monday, president obama paused for a moment of reflection in front of the bust of the leader at the capitol rotunda. he was joined by the first lady and congressional leaders. >>> but the president wasn't the only one in the spotlight monday. first daughters sasha and malia obama had quite a few scene-stealing moments of their own. malia buste
of violence once the law lapsed. >> during the 10 years that the assault weapons ban was in effect, the use of those weapons in crime went down a significant percent an. >> senator, is there any gun regulation, any restriction of gun rights, you could accept or vote for? >> sure. i think the fact that we have background checks with people buy firearms and we prevent felons and those with serious mental illness acquiring them, those make perfect sense. >> so a background check is something you could support? >> well, the background checks are in place when a licensed firearms dealer sells firearms. and there's a lot of room for improvement -- >> but 45% of sales are citizen to citizen. that's the loophole we talk about. >> that statistic is pretty bogus. it's based on a study before the background checks were put into place. so that study is highly questionable, that 45%. >> wayne lapierre never questioned that study when i brought up that point. he questioned feasibility and collecting records, but still there is a loophole that a lot of people would like to correct. >> there actually isn't
agreement. bay area mayors as well. the chief of oakland says one of her key missions will be talking to law enforcement experts about crime fighting tactics. oakland's public safety committee recommended against bringing in well-known policing expert bill bradley. >>> a charge of car theft doesn't usually prompt a request to move a trial but when the car in question is a $200,000 lamborghini belonging to the top chef, that changes things. trying to move the trial saying the theft of the high-profile car has drawn such intense publicity he can't find an impartial jury. he is accused of firing a gun at a teenaged couple. the bullets missed them but they were hit by broken glass. the attorney also wants that case tried separately in that car. >> surf is up sunday at mavericks. organizers of the surf contest made the call today. looking at chomer video of the surf break with about a half mile off the coast of half moon bay. contest worthy right now but the man who discovered the massive waves says those big waves will be arriving all weekend and the c contest is a go. live with some very bad du
the law is finally over. it's been a global chase. the man was arrested today in 2011, he collided with a motorcyclist in santa clare a. the 57-year-old victim died. he left the country after failing to show up for a court appearance, he was found in the philippines and returned to the united states today. >>> what was a friend gesture is now a threat in local neighborhoods. we hear from people in pleasantpleasant enton that say knocks on the front door is something they fear. >> good evening, we are off of the 680 freeway, it's the neighborhoods that run parallel two miles up that -- where people say they have been targeted with knocks on their doors and not the good kind. >> when no one answered one family's nightmare began. the woman on this home said a while man in his late teens tried to pry and then kick down her door after 11:00 in the morning when her mother-in-law screamed he took off in a white pickup that was spotted a few doors down. >> kind of like he was looking for an address like he was lost. >> this more of three said she is on edge, knowing it happened when it was
as a cautionary tale. we have experienced how careless handle of our information by law enforcement and irresponsible headlines endangers private citizens. and the top u.s. commander in afghanistan was cleared of sending inappropriate emails to jill kelley. >>> senate majority leader harry reid appears to be reversing course and pushing ahead with possible gun legislation. after meeting with fellow democrats he told reporters he expects to have a free amendment process on gun legislation. it's unclear if an assault weapons ban would be included. he said he directed the judiciary committee to take up measures called for by president obama. reid has previously said poses a bill banning assault weapons which stands little chance of passing the house. a bitterly cold arctic blast is gripping half of the nation this morning, making the most basic outside activities treacherous. exposure to the weather is expected in at least four deaths. dangerously low temperatures are shutting down schools and causing water main breaks. warming centers have extended hours to help the influx of homeless
everybody should have the right to bear arms. but when those laws were written it was one bullet and we could never have foreseen uzi machine guns in the hands of crazy people that want to massacre your children. i'm very much for the strict background checks. i hope that they could actually work. it's going to add to the price. they can't do the background checks now. i'm all for enforcing laws we already have on the books before we start writing a million more laws. however, i think rational people feel like they don't want any crazy person to have uzi machine guns with 30 bullets -- >> i do think if you made the penalty for a crime using the guns, if you tripled the penalty, that would have to have some kind of impact on whether or not even criminals choose to use that type of a weapon. if you really were serious about ed and said i'm going to lay down the law. i don't care. it's a different penalty if you use a gun or this type of crazy gun. >> maybe it's a lot of all of the above we really should be looking at. i'm telling you, if i were a parent at sandy hook who'd lost their chil
, practicing law without a license, and lying to police. tonight lopez's attorney told us the suit was disappointing and she thought everyone was ready to move on. >>> it started as a fun and even cute way to communicate with your neighbors, but it's turned into a vital link for a quiet menlo park neighborhood under fire. a robbery and police chase shut down several streets and because of the social network, the neighbors knew exactly what was coming in a story you'll see only on nbc bay area, our business and tech reporter scott budman shows us how technology helped calm nerves in a very quiet neighborhood. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, raj. neighbors around this part of town are used to talking but not fighting crime. when police and robbers squared off on these streets, those neighbors got social to stay safe. a neighborhood in chaos. a nearby jewelry store robbed by gunmen who then led police on a chase through the nearby streets. >> and we saw the cop cars going down the street. there were three or four of them down there. >> reporter: even when officers shut down the
is follow the law, but people in the law, you have to protect us. >> ricardo hernandez is accused of shooting soriano, a man he suspected of being a burglar on new year's eve. >> i don't think anyone deserves to die. >> both families apparently have fallen on hard times. >> his family received a letter addressed to ricardo, was sent to his home, giving his family two weeks to leave their home. >> had no weapons or nothing. he didn't deserve that. he was shot in the back, and i'm a widow of five kids. >> we're homeless now. me and the kids, because of this. >> and the next court date is february 15, and the hernandez family hopes the sheriff's department will take the steps to prevent something from happening again. >> okay, george, thank you. he's back in the headlines. ross mercarimi and his wife are being sued by their next door neighbors. they claim that mirkarimi and lopez damaged their reputations. madison videotaped a cheerful lopez, and that's the cell phone video, following the confrontation with mirkarimi. they say they falsely accused madison and her husband of conspirac
under the law. here in the bay area, same-sex couples say it is an emotional moment because so many are ready to say "i do" legally. >> this could be the year that we actually legally get married. >> i can still fit in the dress. >> francis and jen are dreaming of a legally recognized same-sex marriage. after years on the marriage roller coaster in california, president barack obama delivered new reason for same-sex couples to hope in his inauguration speech. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: powerful words for this committed couple that have kids. >> to actually have a president say that he believes we should all be equal is extremely moving to me. >> that's a big deal to have that sort of recognition at the highest office in the nation. >> reporter: political analysts say the president signaled leaders in washington to prepare to act on gay rights. >> he wants to keep this on the frontrunner. there's no question about it. and they can act on this in several ways. yes, there are a couple of big
newtown. >> on the letter that julie wrote me, she said i know that laws have to be passed by congress. but i beg you to try very hard. julie, i will try very hard. >> also greeting the president, 10-year-old teja goode. >> you don't want to lose your life over one little thing, luke a bullet. >> reporter: before signing nearly two dozen executive actions, the president called on americans to ask representatives what's more important? >> doing whatever it takes to get an "a" grade from the gun lobby that funds their campaigns? or giving parents some piece of mind when they drop their child off for first grade? >> reporter: even before the president's remarks, the nra unleashed this attack. this invokes mr. obama's daughters. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools, when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? >> reporter: the white house quickly blasted the video as repugnant and cowardly. and house speaker -- if congress acts on this, house speak her john boehner will have to play a si
on the constitutionality of a new anti-nudity law before it's set to take effect february 1st. public nudity activists who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate the new law argue it violates their first amendment rights. they say nudity is a form of expression. but in court today, the deputy city attorney argued that simply disrobing in public doesn't send any clear political message. instead she told the judge, it's a threat to public safety. >> there's concern about public safety, about distracting drivers, about obstructing the free philosophy pedestrian traffic. there's concerns about the harms that people feel when they are exposed to nudity unwillingly. >> to the extent that the power that the city has the power tore, quote unquote, protect the health and welfare of the citizenry, it can only act when it actually and only is based on science. and not rumor. facts and not prejudice. >> before and after the hour-long hearing, nude activists staged protests outside of the federal courthouse. they also say they'll appeal if the judge lets the law stand. kimberly terry, nbc bay area news. >> than
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on her door and then tried to kick it down. it happened in broad daylight. her mother-in-law screamed and the man took off. other neighbors have been founded by aggressive door-to-door salespeople lately. some are afraid to answer the door at all anymore. >> knowing that someone is that brazen to get through the door or want to get through the door, it's gut wrenching for me. i don't want to answer the door. >> police say since the homes are close to the 680 freeway, they are a convenient target for burglars looking for a quick getaway. if someone suspicious knocks on your door, let them know are you home, but without actually opening the door. >>> and right now in the nation's capital, work continues for president obama's inauguration in the nation's mall. the national mall being transformed to america's stage. where president obama will take his oath on monday. you can see the stand-ins for the president and first lady there. authorities securing that parade route. a total of more than 800,000 expected to attend this year, and the secret service promising better crowd management thi
to atlanta. he says crabtree is not a flight risk and law enforcement would not want to rush to judgment in the case, in case the allegations are false. >> now to the nation's capital. tomorrow at the white house president obama will be sworn in for a second term. the public inaugural ceremony will happen on monday. president obama declared today a national day of service in keeping with the spirit of monday's martin luther king holiday. the president and first lady did some volunteer work and this evening mrs. obama helped host an inaugural celebration for young people and military families. nbc's brian moore has the story from washington. >> reporter: in the nation's capital an inaugural ball for military kids and their families. >> welcome, welcome, welcome! >> reporter: who better to usher in the star-studded concert than usher himself. >> an incredible event just for you guys because the youth matter. >> caty perry lit up the stage, too. ♪ we can dance until we die. >> reporter: but not even she could eclipse the real star of the show, first lady michelle obama. >> this is what in
reed who chairs that committee has previously said he believes gun control laws should be handled at the state and federal level. >>> we have new details in a home invasion and robbery in san jose's almaden valley. police say an elderly couple was threatened by two or three men armed with knives. the suspects tied up the couple, ransacked their home, then drove off in their cars. the couple was not injured. the suspects are still at large. police are trying to figure out if the home invasion is linked to a carjacking that happened four hours earlier in that same area. meantime, police have scheduled a public safety meeting for almaden residents. that meeting will take place this sunday, january 27th. it starts at 4:00 at amato's pizza on meridian avenue. >>> berkeley based annie's says it's recalling boxes of its home grown pizzas. the pizza may have fragments of metal in it caused by a faulty screen at a third party flour meal. the affected pizzas have best bay date from january 9, 2013. it is merely precautionary. the company also says there have been no reported illnesses or in
is gone for 16 years. i will go for myself. i thought for a minute, a nano second, of letting my son-in-law go with my daughter and i said no, this is a chance of a lifetime for me. >> good for you, connie. connie decided instead to take her daughter who is 7 months pregnant. the doctor said that the mom is health haddy and go and enjoy the game. but mommy to be said that she will keep the jumping in check and the cheering to a minimum. >> it will be hard when the niners win. you know, let's get a check on the forecast. >> yes, we are forecasting a win in the weather department for the niners. let's look at the radar picture. a huge influx of california, proving to bring in a punch and we are tracking the heaviest rainfall. including downtown san jose and campbell and portions of the east south bay. right now, in livermore, a heavy pocket of rainfall that is moving over and producing .27 of an inch per hour. a good downpour coming your way that will last over the next hour, hour and a half. it's wet on interstate 280. even though it's not heavy at the current moment. it does not take much t
else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well. >> gay rights advocates are praising the president's speech, but critics including brian brown, president of the national organization for marriage, says he took offense to some of the president's remarks today. he says it was inappropriate when the president mentioned the 1969 stonewall riots in new york city which launched the gay rights movement and linked them to other civil rights struggles. and now that the work is over as you saw a few minutes ago it is party time. coming up we'll get back and give you another insider's look at some of the festivities and preparations to make it happen. >>> the first time in 18 years the 49ers are back in the super bowl. if you were around here in the mid-'90s and 1980s, you know how wild the bay area gets with 49ers fever. this time something totally new for the 49ers and the nfl. you probably know by now, sibling rivalry, two brothers coaching against each other in the super bowl. we have extensive coverage tonight of t
unconstitutional. an indiana law that bans sex offenders from accessing sites that can be accessed by children has been overturned. the blanket ban was said to be too broad and didn't really protect kids. a district judge said the state has found strong evidence that social networking sites like facebook are a virtual playground for sexual predators to lurk. federal judges have forbidden similar laws in nebraska and louisiana. >>> they let you jump, slide, and twist and they're popping up in ski resorts across the country especially here in northern california. we're talking about terrain parks, parks in the snow. they're fun but are they safe? >> some are concerned about the design of the park and the potential for serious accidents. >> reporter: with a jump launching you as high as 90 feet in the air there's no denying it's a risky activity. but as this has taken off, we found there is little oversight over how these jumps are designed. it's a big draw for snowboarders and skiers. terrain parks are growing in popularity alongside big events like the x-games. and according to a recent survey, 90%
and uphold our values through strength of arms and the rule of law. we will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully, not because we are naive about the dangers we face, but because engagement can lift suspicion and fear. america will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe. and we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad. for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation. we will support democracy from asia to africa, from the americas to the middle east because our interests and our conscious compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom. we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the magicalized, the victims of prejudice, not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes, tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice. we, the people, declared today that the most evident of truths that all of us are created equal. it is the star that g
laws as the city council. instead, leaders reportedly discussed the cuts behind closed doors without any public notice and did not hold a vote. when asked about the legality of this issue, a lawyer for the hospital told the tribune that public notice was not required. >>> researchers have an answer for pregnant women worried that getting the flu vaccine could put their babies at risk. it won't. it turns out the most dangerous course of action is not getting the flu shot. the study looked at more than 117,000 pregnancies in norway. it found that women who caught the flu while pregnant had almost twice the chance of miscarriage. even if women got the flu after getting vaccinated, they were much less likely to miscarry. >>> the big question, what will you be watching this sunday, the 49ers or the best surfers from around the world? surf's up and mavericks is on. half moon bay and pillar point getting ready for the biggest party in the past few years. jean elle joins us in half moon bay. this is always evolving, for the fans and the surfers. what are the changes this weekend? >> reporter
kicks off at 8:00 a.m. sunday. >>> the beach that fans usually flock to, though, will be closed. law enforcement will be blocking access to revent a repeat of fan washouts when waves knocked spectators off their feet. there will be a festival with big screens. and updates, of course, on the 49er playoff game will be provided. sonkts are you going to head out saturday night? you're going to be surfing or sunday morning? >> i'm not a water girl. i'm going to be on the couch. >> exactly. >> i'm going to be kaepernicking. >> why wouldn't you? >> strong. good guns. >> meteorologist christina loren. i don't know what to say. >> speechless. >> let's get to it this morning. if you wanted to hit the beach, we don't want you to go into the water. but it's going to be warm enough for a bikini, maybe some swim trunks out there on the warm sand. we've got a really good looking weekend shaping up. 54 degrees in livermore. look at your warming temperatures. just a beautiful day shaping up, except for the one wrench in our perfect forecast. spare the air day. unfortunately, unhealthy air quality in
immigration, he's got overseeing the implementation of the health care law which, of course, hasn't really fully taken effect. he's got energy and climate which is really the big undone story from the first term. he did not get that cap and trade bill. and he's not going to get it which means he's going to he is going to have to turn to regulatory and executive authority to achieve some of his goals there. and because of newtown, and other events, he has seen priorities change, and he laid out an agenda that will be difficult to achieve. that's why he is also trying to use executive authority as much as he can. >> how much time is there to achieve an agenda? is it really limited to two years. >> yes, the term is four years, but really what you're looking at through the 2014 midterm elections and really less than that. once you get to the summer of 2014, members of congress are looking to their real reelections. that's when people see their futures tied to different priorities than the president's, so democratic unity could fray in the later part of 2014. after that, the 2016 election will
across the country to mark gun appreciation day. >> we need to enforce the laws we have. not make it harder for me to have my own gun. >> reporter: immigration reform is also high on the president's list. analysts say in order to get his agenda through, mr. obama will have to act quickly. >> but i think most experts in washington believe that realistically, if the president wants to accomplish big things in his second term, he's got about two years to do it. >> reporter: white house officials say president obama is putting the final touches on his inauguration address, even reading the speeches of past two-term presidents. lester? >> kristen welker tonight, thank you. for more i'm joined by david gregory, moderator of "meet the press." david, four years ago we were talking about the honeymoon period, that clearly isn't happening this time, but is there a reset here? >> the president was popular in the re-election. he wanted tax increases for the wealthy, he got those. his party is united but he faces a very difficult environment in washington and immediately after this inauguratio
office as required by law on the 20th of january. take a listen. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> i, barak hussein obama, do solemnly swear -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> that i will faithfully execute -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> the office of the president of the united states -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> to the best of my ability -- >> preserve, protect, defend -- >> preserve, protect defend -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> the constitution of the united states -- >> so help me god -- >> so help me god -- >> thank you. thank you. thank you. i did it. all right. thank you, everybody. >> in case you didn't hear the last part, president obama's daughter, sasha told her dad, "you didn't mess up." in reference to the first time he took the oath in 20909. last night the president and first lady along with the vice president and mrs. biden attended an inaugural reception where each of them spoke. here's a taste of how the evening went. >> thank you
brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see america as a land of opportunity. our journey is not complete until all our children from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the lands of newtown know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. progress does not compel us to settle centuries'-long debates about the role of government for all-time, but it does require us to act in our time. with common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom. thank you. god bless you. and may he forever bless these united states of america. >> following the president, the music, poetry and pageantry of the day, beginning with kelly clarkson. ♪ let freedom ring >> then poet richard blanco. >> the "i have a dream" we all keep dreaming. >> and beyonce. ♪ and the home of the brave ♪ the brave >> and when it was over, the presi
, republican state legislatures have passed 135 laws restricting access to abortions. sarah weddington argued the landmark case before the supreme court. >> you may proceed whenever you're ready. >> we do not ask this court to rule that abortion is good. >> reporter: sarah weddington today -- >> now, all of the issue is, but will abortion be available? because at the states, there are so many restrictions being passed. >> reporter: congress has forbidden federal funding for most abortions and only 17 states fund abortion for low income women. and modern prenatal imagery gives abortion opponents a new way to make their case. >> before it was a philosophical argument. now they're looking at another human being saying there's two people to think about. >> reporter: an emotional and legal debate that continues to this day. andrea mitchell, nbc news, washington. >>> big news in the world of education. federal officials say the high school graduation rate is going up. the nationwide average climbed to just above 78% in 2010, the last year with numbers available. there's a lot of work yet to be done
is cheap manual labor, that is really precarious. a couple more ticks of moore's law. >> they can do similar things. >> the robots are getting more capable over time and cheaper over time. >> that could be devastating for india and china. >> it can. >> and maybe for us. >> i would rather have our problems than anybody else's problems right now the phenomenon you described is already taking place. you pointed out earlier that we've been shedding manufacturing jobs since about 1980 in this country, while output has gone up. what people don't realize is that the year peak manufacturing employment in china was 1996. they employ a lot fewer people now than they did then to make stuff. their manufacturing output is 77% greater than it was. >> now that you totally depressed us about the future of humanity, is there anything we can still do better than machines and will be able to for the foreseeable future? >> one of the things i learned is never say never. let me tell you what i've never seen a computer do. i've never seen a computer i would call creative. a computer i would call entrepren
and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> reporter: he pledged to tackle climate change and firmly defend entitlements like medicare and medicaid. >> they do not make us a nation of takers. they free us to take the risk that make this country great. >> reporter: as well as reiterating one of his immediate priorities, gun control. >> our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of detroit to the hills of appalachia to the quiet streets of newtown know they are cared for and always safe from harm. >> reporter: historians say there's a unique opportunity. >> there's a magical moment in a second term. it's elusive and moves fast but when presidents get it right they often make history. >> reporter: before he headed back into the capitol on monday, the president paused for a moment. you could read his lips. i want to take a look one more time. i'm not going to see this again. that really was a striking moment yesterday afternoon. next month during the state of the union we'll hear more proposals. emboldened by a political victory, laying out what was a
it adheres to all child labor laws. haggis resigned from the church in 2009 and made his break public two years ago when the new yorker publishes a controversial profile by reporter lawrence wright. >> i expected when i did this interview with larry, people would go, oh, he's the stupidest man on earth, and i probably am. i think that is the problem. you're purposely blind. i was purposely blund. >> you chose to be blind? >> of course, anyone has to choose to be blind. >> he's been largely shunned by those in the scientologist community, but has heard from others his resignation gave them the courage to quit as well. he's now part of lawrence wright's new book, out today, called "going clear, scientol y scientology, hollywood, and the prison of belief" which is based on wright's investigation of the church, including interviews with more than 200 people, mostly former members. >> what i was struck by is the people i met with initially were really bright and interesting people. they were not freakish, they were not crack pots. they had their own reasons for being drawn into this organizat
of it was how belize is a paradise for people like me because i can do anything i want. there are no laws. intellectual property, nobody cares. i can start anything. >> it must have felt like the good old days where after kick drugs and alcohol, john mcafee suddenly emerged as one of silicon valley's princes of high tech. >> in the past three weeks we've seen five new viruses. >> like his contemporaries, steve jobs and bill gates, mcafee was an inventor, entrepreneur, self-promotor all rolled into one. here he is on the "today" show in 1988. >> computer virus technology is like the wizard's wand. it's the magic of the new technology. >> working out of a corner of this modest house in santa clara, mcafee created the antivirus software that bears his name. >> silicon valley was extremely high energy, a lot of optimism, optimistic and engineers, programmers and entrepreneurs, a lot of cooperation. >> the antivirus software made him rich and famous and in 1993 he sold the company. >> he made $100 million when it was something to make $100 million. >> but mcafee wasn't finished. like greg faul
control. california's mental health law approved eight years ago by voters raises $1 billion a year through special tax on millionaires. steinberg wants the feds to launch similar programs in all states. >>> lawmakers introduced a bill to improve access to a procedure in california. members of the state's women's health alliance gathered to support the proposal. it would improve a woman's access to abortion clinics by authorizing trained nurse practitioners, certified nurse mid wives and physicians' assistants to give all women better access to safe, medical care. >> it's not going to change people's behavior whether they get pregnant or not. women don't get pregnant to have an abortion. that's a myth our opponents like to perpetuate. >> the fundamental right to make their own -- >> supporters say they're confident the bill will pass this year. >>> it appears benjamin netanyahu is on course for a third term as prime minister. cheers erupted from the crowds in israel as he came out on top. in today's parliamentary elections. it appears the election was closer than many projected. net
new laws to protect the privacy of people who report crimes. savannah? >> kerry sanders, thank you. >>> highlights of president obama's second inaugural, beyonce's starring rendition of the star spangled banner. was she actually singing it live? stephanie gosk has more on that. >> u.s. marine corps put out a statement saying that no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether the performance was live or not. the star did rely on a prerecording and the band wasn't actually playing either. by the time beyonce got to the rockets red glare ♪ and the rockets red glare >> there was no doubt she was nailing the national anthem. but the nation, the president and the world watching and listening. ♪ the brave >> now there are doubts that she pulled off the flawless live performance everyone thought she did. >> i don't know about you. i'm always so relieve when they hit it out of the park. that is a hard song to sing. >> reporter: the head of the marine corps band tells nbc news her voice was prerecorded and so was the band. to be fair, it was still beyonce's voice and no on
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brother and sister-in-law as any other soldier that got off the plane 4 1/2 months away and want to get invited. >> reporter: no doubt fueled by criticism of othearlier comment saying he killed taliban fighters perhaps sounding cavalier. >> take a life to save a life. if the people -- if there's people trying to do bad stuff to our guy, then, you know, we'll take them out of the game, i suppose. >> reporter: even compared the deadly weapons in his helicopter with video game control. >> the trigger grip, too, designed for this younger generation, let's put it that wa way. >> with my friends, i like to play, it's quite useful. >> reporter: some in the afghan government complained and asked back home why he was more reflective. >> supporting the afghan people and expected to do things wearing this uniform, put it that way. >> reporter: the simple truth about war is this. >> there's nothing normal about war we've been doing 4 1/2 month, nothing normal about what's going on there. in the last day i was there, a 7-year-old girl got shot down by negatives. normality is a very ambiguous thing,
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